DSL invests in Martin Audio kit WPL and TORUS

(L–R:) Ampco Flashlight’s Bart van der Smissen, Ad Gomes, and Gert-Jan Gomes with Martijn de Jong.

Since being set up in the early 1980s by brothers Ad and Gert-Jan Gomes, DSL Geluids- & Lichtverhuur has grown steadily into a full-service supplier of sound and lighting in the Netherlands.

The wide range of productions serviced by the company — ranging from dance to pop and from business events to theatre productions — requires equipment that can be widely deployed, with Martin Audio systems occupying a prominent place within the DSL warehouse.

Recently they added two further Martin Audio speaker systems to their inventory: a WPL high output line array and a TORUS constant curvature array, supplied by Dutch distributor Ampco Flashlight Sales from Utrecht.

Explaining the reasons for these acquisitions, Gert-Jan Gomes stated, “After the earlier purchase of the WPC system — the successor to the old W8LC — it made sense to move up to the optimum WPL, since larger festivals simply place higher demands on the sound.

“With double 12″ for the low end, two 6.5″ mid drivers for the total vocal spectrum and three 1″ drivers for the high end, in a fully horn-loaded cabinet, this system delivers an impressively high SPL. And thanks to the associated optimisation software, we are able to generate the correct distribution characteristics and sound experience for every event.”

The crystal-clear reproduction, together with the even coverage that we were already familiar with from the MLA series, were the deciding factors, he added. “With the addition of WPL to our current Martin Audio range, we can now service every event with sound — whether small or large scale. We will use WPL at the larger festivals, dance events and concerts.”

The TORUS systems have widespread application potential, he continued, “and we will regularly see them at clubs, corporate events and theatres.”

Meanwhile, his brother Ad has a similarly positive outlook. “We are delighted with our choice of Martin Audio and can say with pride that we are part of the Martin Audio family. The selection of these two new systems once again confirms our faith in the brand.

“Now onto making some beautiful productions with these components!”